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Grading Jamaica’s Information and Communication Technology Sector | Gleaner

Grading Jamaica’s Information and Communication Technology Sector | Gleaner | Internet Development | Scoop.it

8 November 2015 | Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have changed the face of the world. ICTs have impacted how we do business, how we deliver social goods, and even how we interface with each other....

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How Chennai residents are helping flood affected via social media | BBC News

How Chennai residents are helping flood affected via social media | BBC News | Internet Development | Scoop.it

2 December 2015 | Residents of flood-hit Chennai are using social media platforms to connect with those who need shelter and food.

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Connecting elderly refugees through ICT | UNHCR

Connecting elderly refugees through ICT | UNHCR | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 December 2015 | Helping elderly refugees stay in touch with their families. During the 1990s, about 108,000 refugees fled ethnic tensions in Bhutan and stayed in the refugee camps in eastern Nepal.

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Some interesting insight about connecting refugees from Bhutan via ICT...

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Africa not just a mobile-first continent -- it's mobile only | CNN.com

Africa not just a mobile-first continent -- it's mobile only | CNN.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 December 2015 | The internet in Africa is entirely different to the internet used in the developed world. In America or Europe, the internet is generally something you surf on a computer or tablet -- a device with a 10-inch to 15-inch screen.

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In some countries there were waiting lists for fixed telephones.  The advent of mobile devices that put you in touch with people immediately through voice and text revolutionized the way people communicated.  They were freer to communicate and were not tied down.  New technologies have only made this phenomenon more incredible.


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E-Governance Unit rolls out Wi-Fi in schools | Kaieteurnewsonline

E-Governance Unit rolls out Wi-Fi in schools | Kaieteurnewsonline | Internet Development | Scoop.it

30 November 2015 | Hinterland areas targeted for first quarter of 2016 The E-Governance Unit has begun rolling out Wi-Fi networks in schools, while hinterland and remote areas are expected to benefit from int…

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New school network roll-out in Guyana...

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Measuring the Information Society Report

Measuring the Information Society Report | Internet Development | Scoop.it

30 November 2015 | RT @A4A_Internet: The 2015 edition of the @ITU Measuring the Information Society Report is out now - https://t.co/faGHfLN8Ur #ICT #ICT4D #a…

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New Report released by the ITU.

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As tech moves toward shared value, what is the role for 'bridge builders'? | Devex

As tech moves toward shared value, what is the role for 'bridge builders'? | Devex | Internet Development | Scoop.it

25 November 2015 | Devex - As tech moves toward shared value, what is the role for 'bridge builders'?

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IITian's app helps neighbours connect | Times of India

IITian's app helps neighbours connect | Times of India | Internet Development | Scoop.it

21 November 2015 | NearGroup - India's first social networking application for neighbourhood. The app, which was developed and launched by an IITian 20 days ago, already has 20,000 registered users.

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Another way people are connecting to each other...

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The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2015 | World Bank

The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2015 | World Bank | Internet Development | Scoop.it

17 November 2015 | The most recent national data on key indicators of information & communications tech https://t.co/q375zlvPpg #ICT4D https://t.co/Upy1YZlWgT

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Useful stats.

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In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, technology brings closure to separated families | Refunite.org

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, technology brings closure to separated families | Refunite.org | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 November 2015 | Ida Jeng, REFUNITE’s Director of Global Communication and Strategy, shares photos and observations from a recent mission to Goma in the Democratic Republic.

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Discussion Paper: The Mobile App Divide | Internet Society

Discussion Paper: The Mobile App Divide | Internet Society | Internet Development | Scoop.it
RT @ICT4DatUNCTAD: Join the Open Forum discussion on the #MobileApp divide https://t.co/kWVkauhyde #ICT4D #ecommerce https://t.co/EOpwaM7Kpc
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Really great discussion paper from our Chief Economist - Michael Kende.  What do you think?  Let us know.

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New, paper-thin solar cells could bring electricity to 1.3 billion people in developing countries | The Plaid Zebra

New, paper-thin solar cells could bring electricity to 1.3 billion people in developing countries | The Plaid Zebra | Internet Development | Scoop.it

16 November 2015 | This technology will hopefully be available world wide in just a few years.

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Free Cell Phone For 100 Million Women In Developing Countries | Huffington Post

Free Cell Phone For 100 Million Women In Developing Countries | Huffington Post | Internet Development | Scoop.it

15 November 2015 | Huffington Post Worldwide, 300 million fewer women than men own a cell phone. a disparity that deprives women of educational, health and financial opportunities. To level the playing field, two maj…

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Girls’ education in Africa boosted by pioneering alert technology | FT.com

Girls’ education in Africa boosted by pioneering alert technology | FT.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

3 December 2015 | Camfed, the campaign for female education in Africa, needs to know when one of its sponsored pupils fails to attend school. Thanks to its pioneering deployment of technology, teachers are able to report an absence immediately.

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Mobile Internet Helps UK Rank 4th in Global ICT Development Index | ISPreview UK

Mobile Internet Helps UK Rank 4th in Global ICT Development Index | ISPreview UK | Internet Development | Scoop.it

3 December 2015 | The United Kingdom has been described as one of the "most dynamic" and fastest rising country's in the world after it placed 4th in the ITU's latest annual

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Lessons From Cellphones on Distribution of Wealth | New York Times

Lessons From Cellphones on Distribution of Wealth | New York Times | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 December 2015 | A new study reports that in developing countries, mobile phone information can be used to determine the geographic distribution of wealth and poverty.

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eCommerce in Africa urged to take advantage of mobile | BiztechAfrica

eCommerce in Africa urged to take advantage of mobile | BiztechAfrica | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 December 2015 | The Executive Chairman of Alltel has urged operators of eCommerce in Ghana and Africa as a whole to take advantage of the current trend for Africans to trade online via their mobile handsets.

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Ghana has moved to 4G and the change has enabled new businesses with faster upload speeds for content...

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India has half a billion mobile subscribers and it’s growing faster than any other market | GSMA

India has half a billion mobile subscribers and it’s growing faster than any other market | GSMA | Internet Development | Scoop.it

29 November 2015 | New data from GSMA shows India is on track to have nearly 700 million smartphone connections by 2020, more than four times the level in 2014.

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Facebook takes Free Basics nationwide in India | Mobileworldlive

Facebook takes Free Basics nationwide in India | Mobileworldlive | Internet Development | Scoop.it

30 November 2015 | Facebook has increased access to the internet in India by expanding the reach of its Free Basics app to the entire nation via Reliance Communications’ (RCom) mobile network.

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Whether you like the idea of Free Basics or not - the question we may want to ask is - is any access better than no access?

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Digital landscape of Southeast Asia in Q4 2015 | Techinasia.com

Digital landscape of Southeast Asia in Q4 2015 | Techinasia.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 November 2015 | Here are the key insights into the current internet, mobile and social media landscape in Southeast Asia.

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Zuckerberg Commits $20 Million To Bring Internet to Schools | Wired

Zuckerberg Commits $20 Million To Bring Internet to Schools | Wired | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 November 2015 | The pledge is part of the Facebook CEO's ongoing commitment to improving education, and his belief that the Internet improves lives.

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What Businesses Need to Know About Sustainable Development Goals | blogs.hbr.org

What Businesses Need to Know About Sustainable Development Goals | blogs.hbr.org | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 November 2015 | The UN’s new agenda focuses on the private sector.

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Internet mushrooms toward 300 million domains, boosting language diversity | AljazeeraAmerica

Internet mushrooms toward 300 million domains, boosting language diversity | AljazeeraAmerica | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 November 2015 | What’s in a name? With US gradually spinning off web governance, non-Latin alphabet addresses surge online

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Really good article that points to something called Internationalized Domain Names...and makes it easier to understand.  Basically - technology is allowing more languages to be on the web and searchable.

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Should we continue to use the term “developing world”? | World Bank Group

Should we continue to use the term “developing world”? | World Bank Group | Internet Development | Scoop.it

16 November 2015 | Comparing the classification of countries. Humans, by their nature, categorize. Economists are no different. For many years, the World Bank has produced and used income classifications to group countries.

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Mobile Soars In Latin America, Asia Pacific | MediaPost Communications

Mobile Soars In Latin America, Asia Pacific | MediaPost Communications | Internet Development | Scoop.it

13 November 2015 | Latin America and Asia-Pacific are starting to blossom as mobile markets. Venezuela and Indonesia grew by 91% and 84%, respectively, in Q3. The populations in these regions tend to have a
mobile-first/only approach to the Internet.

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